May 9, 2013
My Interview Feature for International Vintage & Thrift Magazine ‘THRIFTY HUNTER’ !
Our THRIFTY HUNTER
Stephanie Timmins, a fashion and lifestyle blogger of Feisty Fox Diaries.
How did you get into Thrift Shopping?
My love for Thrift Shopping began 6 years ago on my vacation to London, I was staying with a friend in London’s hippie district Camden Town, that is filled with Vintage and Thrift Shops, passing by I would be fascinated with their window displays and was curious to explore. One fine day I walked into one of the thrift Shops and was surprised to find so many amazing clothes at a fraction of the cost. In London, I have picked up some lovely dresses and vintage over coats from the Camden Thrift store, Rokit and Vintage Planet in Camden Town.
In my city we have a local store that stocks beautiful vintage dresses from the US. I have picked up some great dresses from brands like Guess, Charlotte Russe and Wet Seal. Also for Women’s Day this year me and my friends organised and participated in a Garage Sale and I managed to get some great clothes at a steal. I often attend garage sales to get some great deals.
When it comes to fashion are you more modern or vintage?
My personal style is a mix of modern and vintage. I have always been fascinated with all things Vintage and it is reflective in my dressing to. I love the androgynous trend in dressing, tutu skirts for the feminine appeal and my wardrobe is filled with corsets and high waist pencil skirts. I always add a touch of vintage to even a modern outfit, with some vintage accessories like pearl jewellery, hats, scarves, ornate rings and hair bands. Even my make-up and hair is usually very vintage with the beehive bouffant hair and the winged eyeliner, like Brigitte Bardot.
What do you like about Thrift Shopping?
I love thrift shopping and buying vintage clothes. U need an eagle’s eye and good hunting and bargaining skills for being a successful thrift shopper. My wardrobe is a mix of high street brands and lots of budget friendly thrift items. Thrift Shopping is like a treasure hunt, so exciting. It’s a lot of rummaging through, only to discover some treasured finds at a steal. I have found such beautiful dresses, some of them, great brands, stylized hats and lots of vintage jewellery at Thrift Stores. You get unique buys and when put together right, you get such an individualized style.
Click here for the E Version of this article on the Magazine’s Blog.